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Yorkshire Hotel review: Grand Hotel & Spa , York
It was my second visit to Hudson's restaurant at the Grand, currently York's grandest and most expensive hotel. Housed in the former North Eastern Railway's HQ an Edwardian Grade II listed building, expensively transformed into a glamorous hotel. Beg...
4 February 2018
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Cafe at the Hepworth , Wakefield
27 January 2018
Cobbles, Staithes
14 January 2018

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Hotel review: White Swan Hotel, Pickering
The White Swan Hotel is a lovely old coaching inn on Market Place, Pickering and there’s nowhere better for a good glass of wine than a seat in the bow window of the snug. All the public rooms, in fact, maximise, authentic period features and ...
24 January 2018
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Blakeney Hotel, Blakeney
20 November 2017
Inn at Whitewell, Forest of Bowland
16 September 2017

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RIP Fox & Hounds
We have sadly to report the closure of one of our favourite restaurants, the Fox and Hounds at Goldsborough. Tucked away in a tiny hamlet on a windy clifftop a few miles along the coast from Whitby, it was an impossibly remote location for a brillian...
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Bowland Food Hall
What’s happened to Clitheroe. When I lived there as a teenager there was nothing much to celebrate in the way of food and drink apart from the wonderful Byrnes wine emporium, now it has Holmes Mill and the amazing Bowland Food Hall.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Pancake Day!
This basic pancake mix is ideal for making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. They can be made with either 100 per cent plain flour or a mixture of plain flour and buckwheat flour. This recipe is ideal to use on Pancake Day.
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Betsy & Bo
It was an institution. The Gift Shop in Staithes stocked everything you ever needed: candles, string, sink plungers, hot water bottles, buckets, spades, firelighters, a single screw or 1000 piece jigsaw. If Terry didn’t have it he could get it for ... 
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